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Compressor may or may not be happy, need to give it a try on a more reliable power source than the 60+ year old 15 amp breaker for the garage.

Aside from that, I splurged on a whole lot of related tools for this thread late last night. Pics when they arrive on my door step :-)

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:47 am
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Compressor got loaded up, taken to the shop, plugged in, and proven to be fine:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5148883968
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2437991425

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:29 pm
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Tool a friend of mine has, pretty nice: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9588816897

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:52 am
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Bought this stuff recently: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4164690944 & https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6859738115

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Fills a few holes in my collection! In particular:

  • Goggles with a seal around the face
  • A full face shield
  • Thinner earmuffs for under-car work
  • Thinner neck-band earmuffs for welding helmet use
  • A full set of USA-made ferrous and non-ferrous die grinder burrs. Where possible, screw China!
  • A decent set of 3M Roloc surface conditioning products and compatible
  • 3" die-grinder cutting disks and arbor to suit
  • Set of hard plastic gasket scrapers for not marking soft surfaces while cleaning them
  • Some bulk JBWeld epoxy :-D

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:22 am
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Roloc rubber finger bristle disks labeled for future reference without internet help: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1203108864

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:05 pm
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Fred wrote:
Tool a friend of mine has, pretty nice: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9588816897

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I had one of those, the ebay listing said it could also do stainless steel fuel line, it cant :( The back broke out completely.
For cunifer it did work great.


Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:52 pm
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Wow, where exactly did it break? Will pass that on to the owner of this one!

This weekend I gave the 3M Roloc Bristle Disks a go, and they work great. A lot more aggressive than I was expecting, possibly due to the speed I was spinning them. Green eats rust from steel pretty quickly. White if used carefully pulls stuff from alloy without excess harm. You could still see the original machining marks in the head after I was done. Even the white one will radius an edge it's approaching, though. So you have to be careful which way you're going etc.

And in the process of that, I gave the compressor its first serious usage. It ran solidly for a few hours both days, no drama. It was indoors, though, and the room smelled like cooked paint after a good session :-D Will have to give it the oil change at some point. I forget how many hours he said to do it in, but it wasn't much. Still only a fraction of the way to not much, however.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:47 pm
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More updates for me:

Gave the compressor a good solid use session while redoing the head gasket on the Volvo 360 hatch. Never missed a beat with a lead run up through the house into the side of the stove. Won't run in the garage with the shitty 1960s circuit breaker, though. Kinda annoying, but not the end of the world, for now. Will have to do the same for any welding, too.

And today's acquistions...

Yesterday around lunch time an email came out advertising a really good deal on a DeWALT Lithium Ion cordless hammer drill with 6AH battery, and charger.

I didn't really want a cordless drill, though it didn't take long to figure out that the battery packs are nearly as much as the special on the drill and the battery charger combo works fine for the impact wrench/rattle gun, too... 950nm of impact torque. Impressive.

Nearly missed the deal, though. Online sold out by 5pm or so. Got up early and was at the shop when it opened this morning, and another branch in a poorer part of Auckland still had stock, so I got some held for me and shot over there to pay/pick up.

Then I got home and charged it and browsed and thought and decided to go back and get an impact driver, too. So here's the collection from this morning's splurge:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0813981696
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7217935360
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8328227840
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5985944576
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7501152256
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5850599424

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Looking forward to putting all three of them to good use on various projects very soon! :-)

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:32 am
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Today's acquisition:

Scored a 160 litre (~44 us gallon) air tank/receiver with wheels and handles for $60 NZ (~40 usd) :-)

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4028228608
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5469648896

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And for scale, next to the 940 wagon's nose: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6402679808

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About 1400mm long to the tips, 1300 equivalent of main diameter, 400mm OD main diameter. Should really smooth out the air supply and minimise wear on the relay(s) and start capacitor in the compressor.

Also got this action shot using the wrong tool on the 940 engine's head: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8970763264

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:14 am
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Trying to clean out and fit up the new tank before a drift day :-)

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3677910016
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5170417664
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3574592512
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8215872514
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6634609664
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2559554560
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2596255745
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5264666624
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8160440320

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Acid treatment underway. Need fittings, thread tape/glue, and she's in service.

May also wipe down the exterior of the glue/resin/paint/grease spilled on it.

Gave it a bit of a scrub/wash today, but some of it needed stronger solvents to remove.

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